A self-proclaimed “simple man making his way through the galaxy” (like his father before him), Boba Fett endures as one of the most infamous bounty hunters in Star Wars lore.
After falling into the belly of the Sarlacc, his reappearance in season 2 of The Mandalorian thrilled fans—even more so as he returned to Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine and usurped the throne held by Bib Fortuna. This Christmas tree ornament depicts that triumphant moment, which teased the upcoming arrival of The Book of Boba Fett.
Announced on StarWars.com, War of The Bounty Hunters, an upcoming Star Wars crossover event, will begin in May. The event will kick off with War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1, written by Charles Soule and drawn by Steve McNiven. From there, the event will tie into Marvel’s entire post-Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back lineup including Star Wars, Star Wars: Bounty Hunters, Star Wars: Darth Vader, and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, starting with special prelude issues throughout May. The crossover will continue in June, centering around a five-issue War of the Bounty Hunters miniseries from Soule and artist Luke Ross. The epic story will see the entire galaxy from the Rebellion to the Empire at war for the greatest prize of all: Han Solo!
The notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett is on route to Tatooine to collect the massive bounty placed on Han Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt. But no one said it would be easy. The hunter becomes the hunted as pursuers from all corners of the galaxy set their sights on Boba and his precious cargo. Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Doctor Aphra, the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, and more are all on a collision course that will reveal surprising new details about this long-unexplored era in the Star Wars mythos.
“I remember the chill that ran down my spine when I saw Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back for the first time and the bounty hunters all came on screen. They only appeared for a split second, but left a lasting impact. And it’s a dream come true we can bring them all to life again, and pit them against each other, in Star Wars: War of The Bounty Hunters, our first big galaxy-spanning crossover of the post-ESB era,” Editor in Chief CB Cebulski said. “Bossk, Dengar, 4-LOM, IG-88… all hot on the trail of Boba Fett, looking to score the biggest bounty out there… Han Solo!”
“War of the Bounty Hunters is a story about Boba Fett doing his thing, but it builds into something much bigger, and that’s what the best comic crossovers and big stories do. They tell a great story in and of themselves, but they’re also the start of something, and they open a lot of new doors. And this story will absolutely do that,” Soule told StarWars.com in an exclusive interview.
Fans will also be able to pick up a special Director’s Cut version of Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1, complete with Steve McNiven’s mind-blowing black and white art and more incredible bonus features.
Be there when Boba Fett fires the first shot of the War of The Bounty Hunters this May!
The list of characters from the wide-spanning Star Wars lore set to appear in the second season of The Mandalorian is expanding as it’s been announced Temuera Morrison is set to appear in the highly-anticipated next chapter of the titular bounty hunter’s story, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Morrison previously appeared in the franchise in the second prequel installment Attack of the Clones as Jango Fett, the genetic template for the clones of the Galactic Empire’s Clone Army. Jango was killed by Samuel L. Jackson’s Mace Windu during the Battle of Geonosis, with his son clone finding his helmet and hinting at his future as the original trilogy’s Boba Fett. Sources report that Morrison is set to portray Boba in the upcoming second season of the hit Disney+ series.
Alongside Boba Fett, the second season will reportedly feature the live-action debut of Jedi Padawan turned Rebel Alliance spymaster Ahsoka Tano with Rosario Dawson (Zombieland: Double Tap) in talks to portray the fan-favorite character, though the star recently confirmed that the deal is not yet sealed on the part.
In addition to the announce of Boba Fett joining the character roster, multiple directors recently confirmed their involvement on the new season, including Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel) and Ant-Man franchise director Peyton Reed, who joined the that already includes the returns of Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Dave Filoni, Carl Weathers and Jon Favreau (The Lion King).
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) stars as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy and is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool) who plays Cara Dune, a former Rebel Shock Trooper, having trouble re-integrating herself into society.; and Carl Weathers as Greef, a man who heads a guild of bounty hunters that hires The Mandalorian for a specific job.
The series also stars Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Nick Nolte (Affliction).
Favreau serves as executive producer and showrunner for the series, Directors for the first season included Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), who helm the first episode, plus Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), who have also provided the voice for bounty hunter IG-88 in the series.
The Mandalorian is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
3,500 square feet of gallery space will feature Alex’s paintings, sketches, and models from his childhood and college years as well as works from current and upcoming high-profile projects. In addition, several never-before-seen personal artworks will be on display, including crossover battles between popular characters from comic books and film.
Ross has graciously offered to prepare an original artwork for Norman Rockwell Museum to promote this tour, which will be available to the public in print and poster form exclusively at www.nrm.org.
What piece will he use to promote the tour? I think the fans have spoken!
Remember when you were a kid and cereal boxes had prizes!
You could care less about the sugary breakfast food advertised on the box; it was all about the PRIZE. After promising to do your chores and eat all of your veggies you would beg your mom for Cap’n Crunch, Freakies or Quisp. After masterfully wearing her down, she would succumb and hopefully toss the desired container into the shopping cart. Once home, you would madly tear open the top of the box, blindly force your hand down through the layers of cereal to grasp Excalibur – a baking soda powered submarine, balloon powered car or the Flintstones pencil holder.
Now you can relive that nostalgic moment…
Between now and the end of the year, General Mills is bringing back Star Wars pens in specially marked boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese’s Puffs, Golden Grahams, Cocoa Puffs, Trix and Lucky Charms.
Star Wars fans and cereal lovers can visit the “Cereal Wars” Tumblr for Vine and Instagram videos and share memorable movie scenes, quotes and battles.
Fans should look for Darth Vader, Mace Windu, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Storm Trooper, Boba Fett, Chewbacca and Anakin Skywalker in specially marked boxes.
General Foods is partnering with popular Star Wars fan sites like Rebelscum and Yak Face to host Star Wars collectible item giveaways including an exclusive studio scale Star Corps trooper helmet replica and limited edition 24” Star Wars Super Shogun Storm Troopers.
Head over to the Bottleneck Gallery booth #2167 and pick up these new posters featuring Boba Fett, Magneto and Catwoman.
Starting on Thursday, October 10, 2013 there will be a daily allotment of these prints for sale. Bottleneck Gallery will have some at the booth everyday, so be sure to check back if you miss out on a prior day. If you can’t make it out to New York, there will be a special sale on Saturday October 12, 2013 at 1pm EST, via the Bottleneck website, where a few pieces will be available.
Each of the 125 signed and numbered giclees will measure 13 x 19 inches.